What does Temporal mean?

Definitions for Temporalˈtɛm pər əl, ˈtɛm prəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Temporal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. temporal role, temporal(adj)

    the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb

  2. temporal(adj)

    not eternal

    "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt

  3. temporal(adj)

    of or relating to or limited by time

    "temporal processing"; "temporal dimensions"; "temporal and spacial boundaries"; "music is a temporal art"

  4. temporal(adj)

    of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit)

    "temporal bone"

  5. worldly, secular, temporal(adj)

    characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world

    "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"

  6. temporal(adj)

    of this earth or world

    "temporal joys"; "our temporal existence"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Temporal(adj)

    of or pertaining to the temple or temples; as, the temporal bone; a temporal artery

  2. Temporal(noun)

    of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from sacred or eternal

  3. Temporal(noun)

    civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical; as, temporal power; temporal courts

  4. Temporal(noun)

    anything temporal or secular; a temporality; -- used chiefly in the plural

Freebase

  1. Temporal

    Temporal is collection of music by Love Spirals Downwards, an ethereal band on the US record label, Projekt Records. It includes several previously unreleased songs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Temporal

    tem′por-al, adj. pertaining to time, esp. to this life or world—opposed to eternal: worldly, secular, or civil—opposed to sacred or ecclesiastical.—n. Temporal′ity, what pertains to temporal welfare: (pl.) secular possessions, revenues of an ecclesiastic proceeding from lands, tithes, and the like.—adv. Tem′porally.—n. Tem′poralness.—adv. Tem′porarily.—n. Tem′porariness.—adjs. Tem′porary, Temporā′neous, for a time only: transient.—n. Temporisā′tion.—v.i. Tem′porise, to comply with the time or occasion: to yield to circumstances.—ns. Tem′poriser; Tem′porising.—adv. Tem′porisingly. [Fr.,—L. tempus, time.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Temporal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Temporal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mary Baker Eddy:

    Spirit is the real and eternal matter is the unreal and temporal.

  2. Siddha Nagarjuna:

    This body, full of faults, Has yet one great quality Whatever it encounters in this temporal life Depends upon one's actions.

  3. Meister Eckhart:

    Time is what keeps the light from reaching us. There is no greater obstacle to God than time: and not only time but temporalities, not only temporal things but temporal affections, not only temporal affections but the very taint and smell of time.

  4. Saint Augustine:

    God does not give heed to the ambitiousness of our prayers, because he is always ready to give to us his light, not a visible light but an intellectual and spiritual one but we are not always ready to receive it when we turn aside and down to other things out of a desire for temporal things.

  5. Patrick Comer:

    Terrestrial ecological systems are specifically defined as a group of plant community types (associations) that tend to co-occur within landscapes with similar ecological processes, substrates, and/or environmental gradients. A given system will typically manifest itself in a landscape at intermediate geographic scales of tens to thousands of hectares and will persist for 50 or more years. This temporal scale allows typical successional dynamics to be integrated into the concept of each unit. With these temporal and spatial scales bounding the concept of ecological systems, we then integrate multiple ecological factors—or diagnostic classifiers—to define each classification unit. The multiple ecological factors are evaluated and combined in different ways to explain the spatial co-occurrence of plant associations.

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Translations for Temporal

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • temporalCatalan, Valencian
  • světský, časový, spánkovýCzech
  • verdslig, tidsmæssigeDanish
  • zeitweilig, temporär, vorübergehend, zeitlich, Schläfen-, weltlich, diesseitig, SchläfenGerman
  • sienes, temporalSpanish
  • ajaline, aja-, ajutineEstonian
  • زمانیPersian
  • lyhytaikainen, hetkellinen, ajallinen, aika-, ohimo-, maallinen, väliaikainenFinnish
  • temporel, temporaire, temporelleFrench
  • saoghaltaScottish Gaelic
  • זמניHebrew
  • temporaleItalian
  • temporarius, temporalis, templaris, temporalibusLatin
  • forbigående, verdslig, timelig, temporal, temporær, jordiskNorwegian
  • czasowyPolish
  • temporalPortuguese
  • trecător, temporar, temporalRomanian
  • временной, височный, временный, преходящийRussian
  • tillfällig, jordisk, tidsbunden, tidsmässig, temporär, världslig, temporalSwedish
  • geçici, zamansal, maddi, fani, zamana ait, dünyevi, cismani, muvakkatTurkish
  • Chinese

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